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Serbia finish unbeaten to take the title; Estonia clinch Division A status


TBILISI (Georgia) - Serbia captured the FIBA U20 European Championship, Division B title with a 81-67 victory over Iceland in Sunday's Final to complete an unbeaten tournament.

The scoring was widespread for the champions as Luka Paunovic led the way with 17 points along with 11 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Aleksa Kovacevic added 15 points and 7 assists, while Mihailo Musikic and Vojin Medarevic both netted 14 points apiece.

Serbia had the narrowest of margins at the half-time break at 39-38, but began to pull away in the third before completing the job with a 25-17 final quarter to spark jubilant scenes as they wrapped up a 14-point win.

Estonia secured promotion to Division A as they secured a 63-53 triumph over Finland in the 3rd-Place Game. Joonas Riismaa top scored with 13 points with Kasper Suurorg adding 10 points and 12 rebounds as their side won all four quarters en route to the win.

Meanwhile, Sweden sealed a top-five finish in the tournament as they swept aside Latvia in the second half in their 80-66 victory as Bo Klintman posted 16 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks.

Bulgaria overcame North Macedonia 69-64 for 7th place behind the dynamic duo of Konstantin Kostadinov and Emil Stoilov, while Ireland claimed 9th place by beating Hungary 66-55 with a strong final quarter effort.

Georgia were dominant in brushing aside Kosovo 116-79 in the 11-12 Classification Game as Nikoloz Gaprindashvili hit 30 points. Earlier, Netherlands edged out Switzerland 80-76 for 13th place and Albania had defeated Romania 98-81 to finish in 15th.

Also, Luxembourg picked up a 74-60 victory over Slovakia to avoid a last-placed finish as Austria had already confirmed top spot in the 17-19 Classification Group.

Final Standings

1. Serbia
2. Iceland
3. Estonia
4. Finland
5. Sweden
6. Latvia
7. Bulgaria
8. North Macedonia
9. Ireland
10. Hungary
11. Georgia
12. Kosovo
13. Netherlands
14. Switzerland
15. Albania
16. Romania
17. Austria
18. Luxembourg
19. Slovakia